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Jan 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
states devastated by superstorm sandy. the move potentially leaves the $60 billion aid package to die at the end of the legislative session on thursday. the house was expected to consider the bill today, but dropped it following lengthy talks on the fiscal cliff. the decision drew harsh condemnation from both sides of the aisle. republican congressmember michael grimm of staten island, one of the areas hardest hit by city, said -- democratic congressmember jerry nadler of new york city blasted his colleagues for failing to take urgent action. >> hurricane sandy struck on october 29. nine weeks ago. it is unprecedented that it takes so long. i can understand -- i would not sympathize -- but i can understand with members to my said the amount requested is too much, we should change it, debate it. fine. but to ignore it? to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens? unprecedented, disgusting, unworthy of the leadership of this house. they should reconsider or hang their heads in shame, mr. speaker. >> president obama has signed into law an extension of the federal government's s
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
of extrem e weathr from melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i will step down this week. >> iraqis are voicing outrage over the sentencing of the last marines charged in the 2005 massacre of 25 civilians. on tuesday, frank woodrich received no jail time. >> i was expecting the american courts would sentence the person to life in prison. he should
Jan 3, 2013 8:00am PST
voting on $60 billion in relief for superstorm sandy. boehner has pledged to bring $9 billion in aid to the floor on friday followed by a $51 billion package on jerry 15. he canceled an expected vote this week on sandy relief, prompting outrage from republicans in northeastern states pounded by the storm. in particular, new jersey governor chris christie hammered boehner, he called the house speaker four times tuesday night after being informed the bill had been pulled. during a 40-minute news conference wednesday, governor christie called boehner's decision "disappointing and disgusting to watch" and condemned the gop's "toxic internal politics." in our hour of desperate need, we have left waiting for help six times longer than the victims of katrina with no end in sight. americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this congress, which places one upmanship ahead of the lives of citizens who set these people to washington, d.c. in the first place. those in new jersey and new york are tired of being treated like second-class citizens. 66 days and counting. sh
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